Family of Christ Christian School

KNIGHTS NEWSLETTER

 

 

Volume 17, Issue 10

 

 

January 2021

  
 IMPORTANT DATES


 MONDAY, JANUARY 4
No School

TUESDAY, JANUARY 5
Students Return To School

THURSDAY, JANUARY 7
2021/2022 Registration Paperwork 
Goes Home

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8
Report Cards Go Home
Epiphany Bonfire, 6-9 pm

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14
School Picture Retakes
Remote Student Pictures
Class Photos
Burgundy Shirts

MONDAY, JANUARY 18
No School
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MON., JAN 25-FRI., JAN. 29
National Lutheran Schools Week


CLOTHES CLOSET   
We can always use help maintaining our clothes closet.  If you would like volunteer hours, please contact Ms. Patti at Pharmon@familyofchristtampa.com
  
  
The clothes closet (located in the black credenza) is in the Narthex and is bursting at the seams, especially with small sized uniform tops and bottoms.  Come in during the week, on weekends or in the evenings to try on the clothes.
  

WATER BOTTLES

Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school to stay hydrated throughout the day.  Water is the only drink permitted throughout the day in the classrooms and P.E. class.  If a student would like to purchase a water bottle for 50 cents in an emergency they may at the office.  Please put 50 cents in your child's pencil case for this emergency.

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EARLY SIGN OUT/PREPLANNED ABSENCES/MAKEUP WORK

 

 

       


 

Please refrain from signing out your children after 2 pm unless you have an appointment. The end of the day is as important as the beginning of the day, so children should stay in class.

If you know your child will be absent please email the teacher ahead of time and let them know.

If you request work for your sick child, please come by the school office and pick it up.
PTL BOARD
President:  Joyce Hepscher
Vice-President:  Meghan Greene
Secretary:  Barbara Ito
Treasurer:  Karen Saa


Thank you for organizing such a wonderful Christmas Shop.

WORSHIP SERVICES



REDIKER

 
Did you know...you can download an app for Rediker that will display your student's progress, directory, calendar, email, etc.? Rediker apps can be used on Android and IOS and are found on iTunes or Google Play by searching for "ParentPlus" or "Rediker".  If you want to use it on your iPad, just make sure that iPhone apps are selected.  After you download the app, enter the school name as Familyofchrist and use your Rediker user name and password to access the PlusPortal.  If you have multiple schools using Rediker that you have a student attending, click on Add School in the upper-right corner of the login screen and follow the steps above.  Please email or call Brenda Lamlein with additional questions at blamlein@familyofchristtampa.com or 813-558-9343 Ext. 147.


COLD WEATHER CLOTHING
When there is unseasonably cold weather in Tampa  the dress code is altered.  If it is below 60 degrees when you leave the house, students are permitted to wear cold weather clothing. This includes: jeans or sweatpants, sweatshirts, and boots (no glitter please).  Please remember this is not free dress.

Please see below for guidelines:

Jeans: no torn or ripped jeans please.

Sweatpants:  plain or athletic (no words) navy, burgundy, white, black, gray with no writing.   
 
Sweatshirts: solid navy, burgundy, white, black or gray sweatshirts may be worn with or without the FOC logo. They may have a small quarter sized emblem (ie. Nike swoosh) but may not have wording (other than the FOC logo, ie, no college or sports teams) across the front.
 
Sweaters:  solid navy, burgundy, white, black or gray sweatshirts may be worn. (No glitter or flowers) 

Winter Coats/Jackets:  any color may be worn outside only. All jackets and coats worn inside must be solid navy, burgundy, white,  black or gray. Students typically wear their sweatshirts inside and their coats/jackets outside.

Boots: navy, burgundy, white, black, gray, and brown (no glitter) mid-calf boots may be worn only on cold winter days. No  lace-up boots. On PE days, students must wear athletic shoes
  • All clothing needs to fit appropriately. Not too tight  or too loose. 

Need a school approved sweatshirt?  We have new sweatshirts available at the school office or gently used ones in the clothes closet.  

*Students tend to all wear the same sweatshirts and remove them at lunch time on the playground when the weather warms up.  Please put your child's initials on the inside tag.

Students should wear uniform tops under their sweatshirts except on Friday.  They can wear spirit shirts on Friday.




 
ANNUAL  EPIPHANY  BONFIRE
Friday, January 8th 
6-9 PM

Please plan on joining us at the Bonfire for fun and fellowship. For your safety, there will be no chili cook off this year.  Instead there will be a Food Truck on site with 
many delicious options for adults and children.  Beer and wine will be available for adults (donations accepted). 

There will be music, games and activities for the kids. Come out and celebrate the start of 2021 by the fire!

Bring your Christmas tree to add to the fire or contact Leanne at the Church office if you need it to be picked up after Christmas. lferguson@familyofchristtampa.com
813-558-9343 extension 129.




  
 
                         
  


TRAVELS DURING CHRISTMAS BREAK

Happy New Year to you and your family! We want to take a moment to reflect on the past year and be thankful for the support of our families. We wouldn't be here without you.

IMPORTANT!!!
If you were exposed to or had Covid-19 over the Christmas break please notify the school immediately. This includes being exposed to someone with Covid-19. You can do this by replying to this email. Please include your family's name, date of symptoms, and a phone number where you can be reached.

If you have any concerns, please feel free to keep your children home for a few days to ensure zero closures of the classrooms and school. Please notify the office if you are choosing to do so.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Snow,
Principal



SPORTS CORNER


Flag Football  and Cross Country will begin when we return from the Christmas break. Paperwork will be sent home in family folders  and be available at the school office.



 
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ANGEL TREE DONATIONS

THANK YOU for all your generous gifts for the children of Joshua House and the University Area children. Our Angel tree Program was a huge success! We collected gift for the children at Joshua House and for families in the University area That attend our Thursday night dinner ministry Church members were in the Christmas spirit As they wrapped and sorted gifts!

 
COMPUTER CLASSES

Grades 5-8 participated in The Hour of Code activities during computer classes in December.  Activities included:

5th Grade - Code.org - Star Wars, Minecraft, and Dance Machine

6th Grade - MIT Scratch - animate the letters FOC  and converse with a Knight sprite

7th Grade - Khan Academy - JavaScript

8th Grade - Khan Academy - SQL 





 Family of Christ  received a donation of $85.13 from Amazon Smile.